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BOARD OF EDITORS
ElCHARD F. MaNWELL
Barry Gray '26 Frederick Sampson '26
Alumni Robert Tetro '27
Athletics Eichard Merritt '27
Jokes Helen Merritt '27
Richard Bissell '26
Class Day Exercises
Class of 1927
Class of 1928
Class of 1929
0[ljxs iSBue of t\}t 3[attler ih
gratefully lichuateb to
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RICHARD MEREDITH BISSELL
Class Secretary and Treasurer (4), Business
Manager of Taftlei- (4), Baseball (4).
The jewel of the Senior class, at least he is
always sparkling with wit and humor. At a
recent debate Richard Meredith was so digni-
fied that at first he refused to sit on the same
platform with his colleagues. Can you imagine
that? He has recently acquired a side-kick.
Lean over closer while I whisper, ''It's only
his collegiate Ford — Henry." "Remember the
Maine. ' ' It blew up !
MARGUERITE BRIDGMAN PORNIER
"None are so good but that they could be
better." Such is Marguerite's motto and she
has tried faithfully to carry it out ever since
her Freshman year when she refused to recite
in General Science, after disproving all the
laws of physics, past and present. "Never put
off till tomorrow Avhat you can do today."
BARRY OSGOOD GRAY
Baseball (3 & 4), Basketball (4), Soccer (3),
Member Executive Committee of Debating
This is Haydenville's contribution to our
Senior class. Last but not least, he joined us
in his Sophomore year and has been trying to
catch up with the rest of the lively (?)
Seniors ever since. You should see the way he
takes down the bleachers when he strikes out
"Laugh and the world laughs with you." His
MILTON ADDISON HOWES
Basketball (4), Soccer (3), Baseball (3), (4),
Executive Committee of Debating Society (4).
"Mit" is our "Greatest American." At
least his great, great grandfather played tennis
with John Milton, the blind poet, at the Battle
of Waterloo. Hence his present name. He
takes a lively interest in "Studes. " Don't
confuse this Avith studies. Nope ! He is no
bachelor, being engaged three times already,
so step lively girls.
ELIZABETH MAE KEMPKES
Class President (2), Secretary of the Debating
Society (3) (4).
Bessie is one of the two belles who remain
in the class. She was heart-broken when her
old pal "Vick}^" left for the "wild and woolly
West." She is noted for her ability to attract
the young men and to translate French and
Cicero. We sincerely regret, however, that
owing to illness, she has been unable to be
with us the last three months, and for that
same reason we are forced to omit her picture.
We understand that Dick Manwell has a
grudge against her for making him do all the
reciting in Senior French and "math" class.
"Where there's a will, there's a way."
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RICHAED FRANKLIN MANWELL
Business Manager of Tattler (3), Vice-Presi-
dent of Class (3), Vice-President of Debating
Society (4), Class President (4),
Editor of Tattler (4).
Dick has one very peculiar habit, so mark
him well. He tries to aggravate Miss Dunphy
by appearing just after the ringing of the last
bell. So far he has succeeded all too well. This
ambitious young man is the class grind, one
would infer such anyway from the animated
manner in which he recites American History.
(For further reference see any Senior).
"It is true, is it not?"
FREDERICK SHEPARD SAMPSON
Class President (3), Vice-President (4), Soccer
Captain (3), Baseball ^Manager (4), Basketball
Manager (4), Baseball (2), (3), (4), Secretary
and Treasurer A. A. (4), Chairman Executive
Committee Debating Society (4), Basketball
(3), (4\ Second Basketball Team (2), Soccer
(3), Assistant Editor Tattler (4).
This meek, unobtrusive, little felloAv joined
us in his Sophomore year. His chief charac-
teristics are read}' humor and a laugh. Age —
unknown. Best study — Human nature. Ambi-
tions — Prize fighter and a diploma. Best sport
— Croquet. Bravest deed — Making Miss Dun-
phj^ smile. We are probabh^ as sorry to see
hihi go as he is to leave us. We thought he
was a bachelor but after Junior-Senior. Well,
one has a right to change his mind, doncha
"Still Water Runs Deep."
It was a beautiful Antumu morniug,
the birds Avere chirping gleefully and
our hearts were as light as the balmy
air around us when we, the beginning
of that fine old class of '26, entered our
.new Alma Mater. Little Ave dreamed
of the long hard years of study Avhieh
lay before us. And as Ave tAvelve (Alas,
where are they all noAV?) proudly
trooped through the halls. Avords. so
stern that they startled each of us into
instant attention, came to our ears
from somcAvhere in the upper regions :
■"Xo running on the stairs"' and again
'"Xo loitering in the halls." L'pon
looking up Ave saAv that the speaker
Avas none other than Miss Dunphy.
Having registered and reeeiA^ed our
books, Ave Avere allowed to leaA'e and
the remainder of the morning Avas
spent in the "Ole SAvimmin" hole."
The next day school began in earn-
est. We poor Freshmen. hoAveA^er,
Avere soon lost in the maze and Avere
constantly finding ourseh-es in the
Avrong room. Whereupon Ave Avould
shamefacedly adjourn to another room.
We Avere first ushered into Miss
Toole's austere presence under Avhose
gaze all our mischieA'Ous intentions
fled. Even ''Sid" Bartlett lost his
habitual grin and "Jib" Goodwin and
■■Jerry" Rood forgot their amusing
Xext came Miss Merrifield's kind
advice and Ave Avere introtiuced to the
"Ancient J\Iariner" Avith Avhom Ave
soon became quite intimate.
Those of us Avho took Latin. hoAv-
ever soon discoA-ered (much to our
sorroAv) that there Avas at least one
subject in school that could not be
But our most interesting period came
under Mr. Ralph Johnson's lofty (six-
feet-four) mien. Here "Jerry" Rood
and ■■Jib" GoodAvin excelled and
"Jerry" soon discovered Mr. Johnson
could pitch Avith some speed.
The next feAv Aveeks Avere ones of
Avorry for there Avere rumors of the
dreadful things coming to us at the
Freshman Reception. But after the
event. Ave Avere pleased to discover that
there Avere no broken bones and fcAv
The rest of the year Avas uneventful
until commencement aaTicu the dignified
Seniors left us to go their several Avays
in the great business of life.
The next year Ave reentered high
school, but someAvhat smaller in num-
bers. ■•Sid" Bartlett. Albert Allaire,
"Jerry" Rood. John Graves, and Elsie
Dausereau Avere missing.
The Freshmen that entered this year
seemed to us more like a delegation
from some kindergarten getting ac-
([uainted Avith high school than an
actual part of it. This year Mr. John-
son's place Avas filled by Mr. Clough.
One day Ave Avere surprised to find a
ncAv lad in our class, Avho introduced
himself as the great and renoAvned
Fred Sampson of Chesterfield. We soon
discovered, hoAVCA'er, that in spite of
his rustic appearance he Avas a valuable
addition to the class, and he soon
proA'ed his literary poAvers.
We Avere more surprised, though,
when a young lad. wandering about the
building as though lost, informed us
that he was looking for the Sophomore
class. "We qliickly told him where to
find it and, ever since then Barry Gray
has been an important member of the
This year, the one thing of note
Avhich happened (aside from gradua-
tion) was our "Wa.shington's Birthday
party which everyone agreed was a
We were especially sorry to see the
class of '24 graduate for it marked the
close of one of the best athletic years
W. H. S. has ever seen.
When we returned the following
September as dignified? Juniors we
noted several changes. Mr. Clough's
place was filled by Mr. Cleon Johnson
and Miss Toole 's by Miss Helen Pratt.
We also noted the absence of our
former secretary and treasurer for
Helen Clark had evidently decided
that N. C. C. suited her better than
W. H. S.
This year, we were eligible to the
Debating Society and the natural re-
sult was many interesting and exciting-
debates. But one of the principal
events of the year was the Junior-
Senior prom to which we Juniors
looked forward with great interest
since it was the first in Avhich we could
Graduation of the class of '25 was
also of special interest to us this year
for we kneAv that the next one would
be ours. Then, too, we can never for-
get the loads of laurel with which we
helped in decorating the hall and the
labor spent in lettering their motto.
At last our Senior year began and
our hearts were even gayer than in the
Freshman year to think that this year
would mark the completion of our high
school career. Yet our joy was not
unmixed with a certain sadness for we
realized that this year would also mark
the completion of four of the happiest
years of our life, for we shall never
forget the times spent at our dear old
This year Mr. Cleon Johnson's place
was filled by Mr. Bauer and Miss
Pratt 's by Mrs. Warner.
We .sustained the loss of another
Senior when "Bessie" Kempkes, a
faithful and popular member of the
class, was taken ill with appendicitis.
Although she was unable to appear at
our graduation, she will always be
■'one of us."
The Junior Senior Prom, this year,
Avas unusually successful. Much of its
success, however, was undoubtedly due
to the winter dancing school.
Following the prom the days flew
by rapidly for each was full of work
in preparation for the coming events.
We could not help, however, feeling a
certain dread as the days approached
for. as it 's true that ' ' Many hands make
light Avork, " it is also true that "fcAv
hands make heaA^y Avork" and our class
Avas never noted for taking pleasure
in this particular kind of Avork.
Yet, despite our small number Avhich
has dAA'indled to six. Ave carried on and
recognized at last the truth of our
motto, "Not EA'ening but Dawn."
Richard F. MauAvell '26.
The melloAv summer moon hung in
the clear blue sky, an iridescent ball
of floating silA'er. This Avas my last
night in Maine, and my mind Avas
vaguely troubled by memories Avhich
persisted in annoying me. In order to
quell the uneasiness I pushed my canoe
off the sandy beach and paddled sIoav-
ly to the opposite shore, Avhere the
shadoAvs hung dark and heavy under
the giant fir trees overhanging the
Avater's edge. The solemn, brooding
stillness of the dimly outlined shore in-
creased my uneasiness so I turned the
prow and paddled easily out into deep
water. Here the moon changed the
glistening drops falling off my gleam-
ing paddle until they sparkled like
diamonds in a queen's crown.
While listening to the rippling
water gently rocking me to and fro, a
certain peaceful happiness seemed to be
stealing over me, for tomorrow I
would be back with my old friends in
Burgy. There I would see them again
after many years' absence. Oh,
but it would seem good to meet them
all once more. But would all my class
mates still be there to welcome me? I
did not know.
The moon was growing hazy and in-
distinct, the lake and shore-line were
slowly fading from view. I was mov-
ing — but where '? Things began to
brighten again ; but all was not well,
I was in a city, a big city judging by
the sAvirl of traffic around me. A large
biiilding loomed up before my aston-
ished eyes. "The "Woolworth Build-
ing ! New York ! How in the world
did I ever — "
I was interrupted by a thump so vig-
orous that my nose- rimmed spectacles
described a flying arc, landing in the
gutter Avhile tears mounted to my eye-
lids in spite of all that I could do.
"Hello, Sammy, old boy. Haven't seen
you in years ! Where have you been
Who in the world was this presum-
ing person. Some lunatic probably I
The voice seemed faintly familiar, but
I turned indignantly around and met
the cool, laughing eyes of a six-footer,
who was regarding me humorously.
"I believe you've made a mistake,
my dear man. "I stated as austerely as
possible, "My name is Sampson, I live
in California — connected with the — "
"Sure." my new friend interrupted,
"You're Frederick Sampson from
Burgy High. Good old Sammy.""
A great light seemed to burst sud-
denly upon me, "And you're Barry
Gray!" I cried wringing his hand.
"HoAv are you, old felloAv? How you
have changed though."
We stepped into his ear and soon
Avere comfortably seated in his private
room. "How would you like to see
some of the other fellows?"" he asked
laughing boyishly at my astonished
nod of acquiescence. We chatted mer-
rily for half an hour, during which
time we exchanged notes. This is what
T gathered from his conversation. He
had been a stenographer in New York
after being graduated from Northamp-
ton Commercial College. Gradually he
had risen from the ranks until now he
stood at the top of his profession, — the
foremost broker in Wall Street. He
gave me a valuable tip on the stock
market as we rose to go.
"Let's get a square meal down
town," Barry laughed, "I know a fine
place." And it was. We entered the
Waldorf Restaurant while a waiter in
full dress uniform caine hurrying to-
wards our table.
"Howes, this is Mr. Sampson, an old
friend of yours." but Howes merely
bowed acknowledgment from the hips.
"Is this "Mit" Howes?" I asked
meekly gazing at this solemn, awe-in-
We finished eating and left in
troubled silence. When we were on
the street once more Barry told me
that "'Mit" maintained this solemn
way ahvaj'S. How different from the
happy old Milton of former school
A blaze of colored lights next at-
tracted our notice, i
Marguerite Fornier — Soprano !
Leading lady in "Peggy," Broad-
way's latest. Of course we went in
and heard her. A marvelous voice. We
were soon behind the scenes, Barry be-
ing acquainted Avith the door keeper.
Here we met a well proportioned man
in a Van Dyke beard and a silken waxed
moustache. I learned that this was
Richard Manwell, director of the new
"Musical Review" being staged on
Broadway. Everything was hustle and
bustle. If this was success, I preferred
my own modest little business.
As we were leaving, a little man
bumped into me almost knocking me
over. "Beg pardon," he gasped, "In
a hurry." Richard Bissell ! I'd have
known this cocksure little person any-
where. Who was it said "Revenge is
sweet ?" I grabbed him by the coat
collar while he scowled and pulled my
necktie savagely. "An eye for an
eye." quoth he.
"Do you know me, Richard?" I
asked him sarcastically. "I'm Samp-
son, the strong boy."
"Might have known it," snapped
Dick angrily, "up to your old tricks,"
then he smiled his most engaging smile.
Then he told me how he had run away
when he was at school and joined the
circuS; and had been clowning ever since.
He surely liked it. After a brief chat
with Richard, who had always been an
old favorite of mine, back in Senior
school days, we started for home.
"This certainly has been an exciting
day," I remarked to Gray, "but what
a change in them all."
Grate — scrape — ^erash, I awoke with
a start to find my canoe beached,
while it was tipped partly on its side.
I was in grave danger of falling out
but I managed to scramble ashore. I
made directly for my tent because the
air was cold. Soon I was in bed
dreaming peaceful dreams once more
of W. H. S. and my old classmates
Class of '26.
To Whom It May Concern
Last Will and Testament of the
Class of 1926.
Be it remembered that we, the class of
1926, knowing that we must depart this
life and thereby realizing the uncertain-
ty of the future do make this our last
will and testament. After the payment
of our just debts we do bequeath and
devise as follows: —
To the class of 1930, the fond hope
that they will uphold the honor and tra-
ditions of Burgy High.
To our successors, the class of 1927,
the loving memory of P. M. Session with
the kind hope that they may experience
the same next year.
To our sister class of 1928, all our
varied experience, our pulls with the
faculty, our kindness, liberality and
faithfulness towards study and the right
to occupy the seats in Miss Dunphy's
To Mr. Bauer, the privilege of fixing
up the tennis court.
Barry Gray's ability to make teachers
laugh, to Fred Duplissey.
To Mr. Warner, the privilege of tiim-
ming the hedges and mowing the lawns
with a corn-cob pipe for company.
Manwell 's good looks and ability to at-
tract girls to Malcolm Foster with cer-
tain restrictions on his conduct in pub-
Bissell 's 1925 license for the Ford to
James Coogan if he will promise to use
it only on graduation night.
To Miss Dunphy, absolute control
over her present room if she will promise
to restore P. M. Session for delinquents.
To the class of 1927, our Senior trip
if they solemnly declare that they will
not leave the United States.
Bissell leaves his excessive might and
ability to play tennis to Mary Black.
To Miss Merrifield we leave our best
wishes for a i:)leasant and happy future.
To Mrs. Warner we leave our Civics
note books provided she places them up-
on the piano in plain view.
Howe's ability to handle a Studebak-
er to Waller.
Marguerite Fornier leaves her flirting
capacity to Myrtice Bicknell.
To the school we leave our ivy as a
Marguerite's bashful way to Dorothy
Mayotte if she will try to overcome it.
Sampson, Gray and Howes leave their
ability to play basketball and to knock
home runs to Foster, Grace and Coogan.
Manwell leaves his peculiar method of
translating French to bashful and
retiring Alyce Nash.
Richard Bissell leaves his wit to Rob-
ert Tetro if the latter will not turn the
same upon him.
Frederick Sampson leaves his beauti-
ful baritone voice to Ruth Tetro in the
form of a Soprano.
To the president of the Junior class
we will our personal effects, that is,
pencils, pens, rulers, etc. May you use
them wisely and well.
Sampson's literary abilitj^ to Leslie
In further benevolence we will to the
class of 1927 our vast size and ability
as a class if they do not abuse said leg-
In silent testimony thereof, we here-
with set our hands and seals and with
the presence of proper witnesses do de-
clare this to be our one and only last
will and testament, this 24th day of
June, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand nine hundred and twenty six.
The class of 1926
Mrs. R. A. Warner
The dictionary definition is much too
eold and devoid of meaning to express
the true and real meaning' of tlie word
"loyalty". Christianity and Patriotism
in common accord and by experience
have found the better and more beauti-
ful meaning of that word Loyalty.
What was it that made our boys in
France fight side by side, die hand in
hand with their eyes turned for a last
loving look upon the softly billowing
folds of "Old Glory" that seemed to
beckon on? Was it selfishness, egotism
or infidelity ? No ! A thousand times no !
It was pure, indefinable loyalty to their
God and their Country.
What a wonderful sacrifice to give
one's all so that the rest of the world
might live. Yet there was one who was
nailed to a rough wooden cross and al-
lowed to die because of loyalty to His
God and yours.
Loyalty or the "Esprit de Corps" is
the real basis of success whether politic-
al, commercial, religious, fraternal or
military. Schools could not succeed,
railroads could not keep schedules,
sports could not be played if Loyalty
was not the main factor governing the
enterprise. Loyalty is necessary in any
sport but is often lacking. When true
patriotism has been acquired then comes
the real feeling of loyalty. When one
truly seeks the truth then can he ap-
preciate Christ's Loynlt'ij. When one
has learned to obey he has experienced
the pain and thrill of Loyalty. When
absolute loyalty has been obtained in
school or country, think what will be ac-
complished. Then there will be harmony,
not discord, united effort, not strife.
Let's make our school a symbol of real
progress and righteousness. The first
lesson would be to obey those in author-
ity and give them our hearty support
both in act and deed. Then would we
know the true meaning of Loyalty.
Frederick Sampson '26.
These are the days when many peo-
ple seem to be trying to see how many
laws they can break in safety. They
take pleasure in telling how they get
around the prohibition laws, how they
drive without a license, and hunt and
fish when and where they please, and
hoAv this person and that, is breaking
some law or other. They are unwilling
to cooperate in any public way with an
official to obtain the arrest of a law
breaker. It would be telling, and all
the neighbors would be down on them.
What a foolish sentiment ! Why can 't
they be patriotic enough to act for the
country instead of their own selfish in-
terests. And yet these same people
would be among the first to wave the
flag at a patriotic meeting.
These narrow-minded people cannot
conceive of a law being necessary if it is
not necessary in their own little com-
munity or for their own selfish desires.
They do not trust the wisdom of the
legislators whom they have aided in ap-
pointing. They cannot see where their
own rights end and the rights of other
Those same people who would fight
hardest for their country in time of war
are undermining its very foundations in
time of peace, though unwittingly.
What can we do to remedy this evil?
Education is the only answer. But what
can we do with the feeble-minded and
those people who have inherited tenden-
cies toward crime? This is one of our
most difficult problems, but a problem
which we, the coming generation, must
The blue-bird is here — his note sweet and clear
Is heard from the limb of the tree;
And when I appear, he seems not to fear
But is singing a spring song to me.
The south land he left behind in his flight;
The north even then he would seek.
But when lie arrives, no mates are in sight
As he wings o'er the field and the peak.
The late snows will come, but he does not mind,
For he knows that it soon will be warm.
The children he sees will always be kind
And so keep him safe from all harm.
At length he will find a shy little mate,
And then their nest they will build.
When late in the fall they swing on the gate.
They'll teach their children old trills.
Marv Black '28
Accepting Dorothea's Advice
"Come on, girls, let's go and practice
basketball instead of finishing that mis-
erable sewing for the orphanage," said
Myrtle. "It really seems a shame we
should be expected to go to school and
work all day and then work after-
"Well, why were you so anxious to
take the work up in the first place, if
you didn 't want to go through Avith it ? "
retorted Dorothea before the others haet
time to reply.
"Oh well, if that's the way you feel
about it, I suppose we can do it," grum-
bled Myrtle. "Just because you like to
Avork all the time, don't imagine we all
' ' I suppose if you don 't w^ant to work,
we can do without you," Dorothea ans-
wered sharply, "but it does seem as if
you might keep your promise to Mrs.
Elsinore and help."
"Come, come, girls," cried Peggy,
whom they had nicknamed "The Peace-
maker," "You'll never get anywhere
standing there arguing. If you'll work
hard for about an hour there'll be plen-
ty of time to practice afterwards."
When they had nearly reached the
Elsinore 's, Doris exclaimed, ''Aunt
Alice is standing in the door. Some-
thing 's up ! "
As soon as the girls were near enough.
Mrs. Elsinore called, "Please hurry!
we've loads of work to do, but if you
get it done quickly you won 't be sorry. ' '
Without more ado the girls went in,
and taking off their wraps, set to work.
In about an hour all the work was done,
and Mrs. Elsinore complimented them on
their sewing, adding, "Now go and
practice basketball if you want to, but
be back here at five o'clock sharp."
Wondering, the girls started to prac-
tice, and still wondering came back to
Mrs. Elsinore 's at five. When they saw
Elsinore 's big automobile out in the
drive, they were even more puzzled. As
before, Mrs. Elsinore was waiting for
them at the door.
"Hello, girls," she greeted them,
"glad to see you so prompt. I think we
will fit if we all sit tight, don't you?
You know the state championship game
is to be played in Woodstock tonight.
Well, seeing you've been good, some-
thing unusual you know, ' ' she said with
a twinkle, "I thought I'd take you
over. ' '
"Well, I don't know about that 'good'
part, but we all want to see that game,
Aunt Alice," said Ruth.
Soon they were seated and ready to
start. Singing and laughing all the way,
it seemed but a short time, before they
were in Woodstock. After having some-
thing to eat, they went for a ride, and
thus passed the time before the game.
Great was their rejoicing when their
favorite team won after playing two
"You know, Dorothea," said Myrtle,
when they were nearly home, "I'll al-
ways take your advice and work, if I
live to be a thousand. "
Pauline Webb '28.
The Reward of Service
Tlie morn is fair, the sun is bright,
Each little tiny ray
Peeps in at me to help me write
The words I cannot say.
Malcolm Foster '28.
I wandered lone one wintry day,
Across the fields and far away,
The air was cold, the sky was clear,
And I had naught of care or fear.
Fannie Merritt '28.
Mrs. Burnett wandered listlessly from
room to room in her large, luxurious
home in one of the pleasant suburbs
of New York. It was a hot July morn-
ing, and most of the people from this
fashionable part of the city had gone to
their summer homes in the country — or
at the sea-shore. But Mr. and Mrs. Bur-
nett still remained in their city home
although the weather was warm and un-
It was just a year ago that their little
two-year-old boy had been kidnapped,
while playing underneath a large tree in
the yard of their beautiful summer es-
tate, and since that time they could not
bear to go back without their precious
Every clue had been followed, and de-
tectives were continually at work on the
case, which now seemed to be almost
Mrs. Burnett finally sat down, and
covering her face with her hands sobbed
as if her heart would break. All at once
a thought came to her; perhaps she
might ease her own pain by becoming
interested in helping other people's
children. She began to ponder over the
matter and finally plans and prepara-
tions were being made for some poor
city children to be brought to her coun-
try house for a week's vacation. There
must be nurses and attendants for the
children, and the house must be opened
and made ready.
At last everything was completed, and
in a short time the children arrived.
As the large, beautiful car owned by
Mr. and Mrs. Burnett swung into the
drive-way, the voices of happy children
greeted them, and soon they were in the
midst of the joyous throng. What a
pretty picture it made with the small
children romping and playing on the
lawn while the larger ones ran back and
forth among the trees.
Suddenly there was a cry of joy, and
everyone looked in time to see one of the
little fellows clasped tightly in Mrs. Bur-
nett "s arms. Oh ! the excitement and
happiness of that moment could never
be described, for the little boy she held
so closely was their OAvn little Billy.
It was learned that a man and woman
had carried him away with the hope of
receiving money, but becoming fright-
ened, they had dropped him among some
poor children in the city street. He was
a beautiful child, and the ignorant fam-
ily that took him in did not mind having
one more, especially such a pretty baby,
and as he was naturally a good natured
little fellow, he soon became accustomed
to the place and made the best of his
Oh! how thankful they all were that
Mrs. Burnett had decided to try help-
ing others that she might forget her own
trouble and unhappiness.
If the thought had not come to her
on that hot morning, her precious little
Billy might have grown up in poverty
without ever knowing his daddy anci
wonderful mother, or the beautiful
home and surroundings that really be-
longed to him.
Olive Rhoades '28
I had entered Mystic following my
graduation in 1931, and, for the first
year, which was to be expected, I was
a plebe with my classmates.
While on my vacation the next sum-
mer, I met a girl in my old home town
and as friendship continued throughout
the summer I found out that she had a
friend — before I came — who was enter-
ing Mystic in the fall. Of course, I was
and was not interested in him because I
might have broken his friendship or he
might break mine. Nevertheless, I forgot
him, and had my vacation which was
very pleasant. Leaving for Mystic,
Sept. 5, I reported at the Registrar's
the 7th, and in welcoming our lower
classmen, I was interested to see my
rival, Percy Jones.
Percy Jones was the only son of a
wealthy family, so he had plenty of
money to work with. I met him and
tried to be a friend, but soon found out
that he knew of my standing with Lu-
I had received my commission at
the end of my first year, and, wishing
to rid myself of the name of a plebe, I
worked hard and in a short time I had
a class of well disciplined students ex-
cept — Percy Jones. I was strict with
his training and soon thought I had him
under my control. But on June 18,
1933, I was called to the Registrar's of-
fice where I was charged vnth theft of
letters from Percy, and after a search
they were found in my room, much to
my surprise. As Percy's money spoke
the loudest, I was deprived of my com-
mission and was again a plebe.
I spent my vacation nearly as I had
before except that I studied the funda-
mentals of radio and electricity. Dur-
ing my vacation, I learned much of
Percy's disposition and how he had lost
his standing with Lucille. This, of
course, was one victory, but my commis-
sion would be a greater one. Leaving in
the fall with Lucille 's encouragement, I
fell sure that I could succeed, and dur-
ing that year, I completed my course in
radio and electricity, and also received a
new commission as Chief Eadio Operator
which was above all of my classmates in-
eluding Percy Jones. In June, I be-
gan my vacation by working as Chief
Radio Operator on the Cambridge, the
new rotor ship belonging to the Mass-
achusetts Institute of Technology. On
my discharge in August, I went to Meri-
dith for the last of my vacation before
I entered my Senior year. Having a
happy vacation, and a promise, I earned
my commission as Assistant Chief Petty
Officer as well as Chief Radio Opera-
tor. But my fall came in May. When
giving orders one day, Percy disobeyed,
and I, thinking that force would make
him obey, started to use some but Percy
ran. While running up the guy plank
to the vessel on which he was stationed
he fell and injured his head. I was not
really to blame for the fall but money
said I was, and I was discharged from
college on the charge of injuring Jones
so as to cause blindness.
After spending a month in Baltimore,
I went back to see my classmates grad-
uated. Afterwards Slim Jackson and
Bill Johnson informed me that Jones
had left college to go to a hospital, where
he was partly cured and had later taken
a government position as an aviator.
Returning to Meridith, we found Lu-
cille greatly troubled. It developed that
Percy had been sent on an expedition to
California and his plane was reported
lost in the Rockies. Probably his
eyes prevented him from returning to
civilization, if he was alive. I was
blamed, of course, by Lucille.
Slim, Bill and I started for Califor-
nia and after months of searching, found
Percy who so appreciated our help that
he appeared at Mystic to tell of his false
report of serious blindness. As a result
I was graduated with my commissions.
And the promise? Invitations are out
for a Naval Wedding in October and
Lucille is choosing the maid of honor.
Warren McAvoy '28
A Haunted Island
As the two Brown boys were on their
way home after listening to an old sail-
or who had been talking about an island
that was haunted, the.y decided to go
and see for themselves if it was true.
Thej^ started the next morning in
their small sail-boat. They had brought a
shot-gun, but they really didn't know
why they did. After sailing for about
an hour along the coast, they came in
sight of the island. It was long and
narrow with a wide sandy beach, back
of which were a few tall trees which
towered above all the others. They soon
ran their boat onto the sandy beach and
entered the woods. It was very dark and
gloomy because the trees were so close to-
gether that they shut out the light.
They had not gone very far when they
heard a shrill cry which seemed to come
from the tree tops. They looked up in
astonishment but could not see any ob-
ject. Again the shrill cry came and this
time it could be heard plainly crying,
' ' Get out of here, what do you want, you
lubbers?" They thought that someone
was trying to have some fun with them
so they started on. They saw a light
spot ahead and they thought that they
were coming to an open field, but when
they reached there they found that if
was a great mass of sand. In the center
were the ribs of a large ship.
John started to examine it, but his
brother Jack refused to go. As soon
as John stepped upon the sand, his foot
sank out of sight. When he tried to lift
it out, it sank deeper. He was soon up
to his waist. His brother climbed out
onto a limb which hung over the san*
and pulled him out. They now realized
that it was a bed of quick sand. Then
they heard the cry again, this time it
said, "Don't go there."
They were about to start back when
they heard what seemed to be a great
commotion in the bushes. John hastened
in and what lie saw made him think he
was dreaming. There, in a small clear-
ing, was a huge snake crushing a small
monkey, which was squealing. After a
few shots they succeeded in killing the
snake. There also, was the owner of the
mysterious voice sitting upon a low
branch of a tree. It was the finest par-
rot that they had ever seen. After
coaxing it with a piece of cake that was
taken from their lunch. Jack succeeded
in getting his hand on it and picking it
When Jack put it on the front of the
boat, it did not move so he thought
that it was contented to stay with him.
As John had taken the little monkey
that the snake had nearly killed, the
boys knew they would be envied by all
their playmates and began to have vi-
sions of untold wealth that they would
collect from exhibits of their unusual
To their amazement, at the breakfast
table the next morning, they read in a
large headline of the wreck of a large
boat loaded with animals for the New
York Zoo. That easily accounted for
their island treasure.
The Prom was only two weeks away.
Could Dad give her that money for a
new dress? Sixty dollars seemed such a
lot for only one dress. And then she'd
have to have it made. The striking of
the clock in her father's office broke in
upon Eleanor Gray's reverie.
In quite another part of the town,
Ann Brown was considering a different
problem, that of making her old things
do for the dance. She knew her folks
could not give her the money, and, al-
though it was hard, she relinquished the
thought of a new dress. But she knew
that her room-mate, Louise, was going,
too, and dreaded to think of the things
Louise might want to borrow from her.
As the days flew by, Ann employed
her skillful fingers in remodeling her
old dress, often sitting up late at night
to do it. "At last," she sighed hap-
pily, "it's done and now to buy those
silver slippers." Purposely, she had
hoarded her ten dollars to do it. The
next morning, just two days before the
Prom, Louise skipped gaily into Ann's
room and asked if she could lend her
ten dollars for a couple of days. Des-
pairingly, Ann gave her the money and
said goodbye to her silver slippers.
In the meantime, Eleanor Gray was
dazedly counting up the bills she had
just received while the beautiful new
evening gown with the orange-colored
fan hung in the closet. Eighty-five dol-
lars ! And she had to buy those slippers
yet. How could she ever have spent so
T? ^ ^ TT TT
When the night of the gala event ar-
rived, Ann, resplendent in the silver
.slippers, (Louise had unexpectedly
brought the money back) with eyes,
shining like stars, pinned Tom's sweet
peas onto her dress. "Oh," she cried,
"they just match my dress. I'm glad
1 didn 't buy a new dress now. ' '
At the same time, Eleanor, worrying
over the bills so that she couldn't en-
joy her beautiful dress, dejectedly tried
to make the roses Allen had given her
fit into the color scheme. But they
During the evening, Eleanor became
more worried and simply couldn't en-
joy the gaiety about her. Enviously, she
watched Ann, who, without a care in
the world, was the center of a merry
group. Afterward in the darkness of
her own room, she cried herself to sleep.
The next morning, as Ann and Elea-
nor were comparing notes and discus-
sing the dance, Eleanor exclaimed :
"Well, I've learned my lesson, and,
hereafter, I'll do my worrying before I
buy the dress instead of afterward. ' '
Helen Merritt '27.
Relation of Good Roads to
Grood roads have always been an im-
portant factor of education and civil-
ization. The ancient highways of Rome
and Greece were woven into networks
similar to a spider 's web with Rome and
Athens as the center. It is no wonder
that Roman civilization was above all
other nations of the times, where the
good roads and their weblike ramifica-
tions exerted such powerful influence
over the development and morale of the
The Aztec civilization, the oldest
known civilization in America possessed
one of the best roads ever seen by the
Spaniards Avho conquered them. The
Spaniards marveled at such a develop-
ment in that wilderness. They had tried
to build a similar road but were forced
to suspend operations because they could
not overcome the stupendous obstacles
even with their more modern tools. Yet
the Aztecs, whom the Spanish looked
down upon as ignorant and foolish, had
foresight enough to connect themselves
by an easily traveled road with their al-
lies over the mountains.
A strong argument in favor of good
roads is the inferior condition of the
mountaineers of Kentucky and Cumber-
lands, where feuds and deaths stalk
abroad after dark. The roads consist
only of washed out river beds and deep
rutted trails which keep the world out
and the mountaineer in, most of the
year. In the valley below, where good
roads are found, the people are well edu-
cated, happy and contented, in marked
contrast to the surly mountaineers.
In rural communities much must be
done to keep the roads in condition for
the school bus Avhich transports four-
teen million children to and from school
daily. If the roads are impassable for
a time each year, the pupil soon fails
to reach the required standards.
Some towns have not yet realized that
an improved highway' is the quickest
means of progress, not only to pupils,
but also to farmers, tradesmen and city
buyers, all of whom mean prosperity to
the town or city. On the common dirt
road, the spring thaws work havoc. The
traveler finds himself mired when the
bottom apparently drops out of the
road, leaving him to his own sad reflec-
tion. His hastily formed opinion is
carried back to the city where he tries
to discourage all his friends from going
to such a place.
Massachusetts with the aid of the
Federal Government has done much to
overcome poor roads. The towns and
cities have cooperated with the state so
that the bad highways are gradually be-
ing transformed much to the joy of the
transient motorist. Today, we are real-
izing that good roads and a good system
of communication are still the greatest
factors of progress as in the days of an-
Frederick Sampson '26.
Cher Ami is the name given to the
carrier pigeon of whom I write.
The name means a ''dear friend." He
M'as sent abroad Avith the United States
army during the World War.
When Cher Ami arrived in France,
he began to receive instructions about
becoming a carrier pigeon. He was very
quick to learn, and for that reason, his
teacher paid special attention to him.
His first duty was to carry a message
from a company of soldiers, captured by
the Germans, to the main forces, about
three miles away. He did this, and the
Commander immediately sent aid. The
Company was surrounded and the Ger-
men captors were taken prisoners. For
this deed, Cher Ami was highly praised.
But Cher Ami was not satisfied with
just one glorious deed, he wanted to do
more, and above all to fly for General
Pershing. When he made this wish, he
did not realize how soon his chance
One day, not a great while afterwards,
the United States Army crossed the
Meuse River, and cut off the Germans
from all their supplies. The Germans
could do nothing but surrender their
army, guns, ammunition and all they
Cher Ami had been sleeping all day,
but when his cage door was opened, he
Avoke with a start. A private Avas fast-
ening a message onto his leg ! When the
private had made the tube with the won-
derful news inside secure, he picked the
pigeon up in his hands, and, patting his
feathers gently, said : ' ' Straight to Gen-
eral Pershing, Cher Ami. ' ' The bird 's
heart was leaping with joy as he flew
into the air.
He had not gone far when he heard
a few sharp cracks from the rifles of
German sharpshooters below. He sud-
denly felt a sharp pain in his leg. The
poor bird realized that the foot bearing
the wonderful news, had been hit by a
stray bullet. He felt his strength going
as his wound continued to bleed. He
was a very weary bird when he reached
his destination, thirty-seven miles away,
and no sooner had he arrived than he
The next thing that Cher Ami knew
was, that he was being patted by a gentle
hand. He was too weary to open his
eyes. Soon he heard the voice of his ofd
teacher saying, "I think. General Per-
shing, that this pigeon ought to be
awarded the 'Distinguished Service Me-
dal," don't you?"
General Pershing answered, "I will
see that he gets one, he certainly de-
When Cher Ami heard this, he opened
his eyes and realized that his ambition
had been fulfilled.
M. Foster, '28.
Jack, The Burro
Jack was born in the Grand Canyon
with a herd of wild burros. These bur-
ros were camp raiders and spoiled many
a tourist's camp, until one day, the cow-
boys thought it was time to stop it. So,
when Jack was a little over a week old,
many men came to the canyon and cap-
tured or killed the entire herd of burros.
Jack's mother Avas killed, but as he
Avas hidden in the rocks, he Avas not
found. HoAvever, Avith his food supply
gone, he began to starve and for tAvo
days he just nibbled grass. Those days
Avere like a nightmare to the little bur-
ro, but Avith the daAvning of the third
day a packer drove his pack-burros up
Jack seeing some of his oaa'u kind AA'ob-
bled out to meet them. The packer picked
him up and, knoAAdng that a band of
burros had been cleaned out, he cared for
the little felloAv and resoh'ed to keep
him. Jack Avas fed condensed milk
thinned Avith Avater, from a pail.
Jack thrived and Avas a full groAvn
burro in a year. Jim Davis, his mas-
ter, began to teach him to work, but be-
ing xevy l&zj, Jack took Frencli leave
for his old haunts. He found a few
burros there and joined the band. He
lived there in peace for almost two years
and became king because of his experi-
ence and fighting power. He led his
herd to many camjDs, lured away tame
burros and trampled supplies to get
salt and sugar.
Every so often, the Avild burros caused
a great deal of trouble, so they had to
be captured or killed. One day, a large
number of cowboys rounded up Jack's
herd and captured most of them. Jack
was given back to his old master, Jim
Davis. At first, he was wild and unruly,
but after a month of kindness, he be-
came a good pack animal.
Being a good pack animal is not so
easy as it may seem. Jack found that
the pack was wider than his body and
that he must allow room for it on all
the canyon trails. The trails were often
only three or four feet wide and if the
pack was not carried correctly the bur-
row would be pushed from the trail in-
to the canyon.
One bright morning. Mischief, a young
burrow, w^as brushed off the trail. He
landed in a small clump of trees and was
badly shaken up, but otherwise uninjur-
ed. Jack then resolved never to be care-
less with a pack.
He became such a good packer, that
he was shifted to Avhat his friends cal-
led the worst job possible. It was car-
rying tourists up and down the Angel
Trail that led into the canyon. He had
a great deal of fun frightening them by
leaning over for a bunch of grass or
walking on the edge of the trail. But
for the most part his work was tiresome
after his Avild life.
One summer night, he coaxed his
friend Mischief to run awav. Thev trot-
ted silently away from their master,
never to carry another pack or frighten
a tourist again.
Jack and Mischief rested and feasted
on the rich grass at Jack's old home, but
being lonesome, they soon began to lure
tame burros away from their owners.
Not satisfied Avith just grass for feed,
they raided camps for sweets. They
would rush on a camp at night, and
when the frightened tourists vacated,
they spoiled the camp in short order.
But if the men were experienced cow-
boys or packers, a shot from a rifle
would scare the herd away.
HoAvever, Jack's life was not all peace.
Men came and captured his friends, and
he had to start a ncAv herd. Mischief
had been captured twice, but had ahvays
escaped and come back to the herd. But
on a dreary, rainy day. the packers de-
termined to stop camp raiding for good,
so they shot the burros instead of cap-
Jack and Mischief ran along the small
ledge trying to escape. Mischief got
aAvay and returned to his old master, but
Jack slipped, and, Avhen the men found
him, his body Avas a shapeless hulk. Jack,
the outlaw, Avas dead.
Richard Merritt "27.
In tlie spring tlie swallows wing,
Dipping along the green;
Swiftly, silently, on they go —
Only a flash is seen.
Glad are we that flash to see
As flashing by they go.
And sorry we'd be to miss that flash
Darting to and fro.
From the lands of the South they come.
To ciieer us every year;
And with them comes the bluebird,
"Whose notes we love to hear.
Pauline Webb '28.
One of the countiy's most famous
wheat growing sections is that section
of the United States between the Missis-
sippi River and the eastern foothills of
the Rocky Mountains.
Wheat is one of the greatest necessi-
ties of life because it contains most all
kinds of protein that are found in all
other foods such as fat, iron, sugar,
starch, etc. Our forefathers as far back
as the savages made food from wild
wheat, then growing in the swamps and
on river banks, and they considered it a
great necessity. In this day of cultiva-
tion many of the lesser civilized coun-
tries still use the old method of pound-
ing the kernels of wheat and then, with
the use of the wind, blow the surplus
coats of the wheat to one side thus leav-
ing the pure wheat at their service.
Wheat, when seen in the fields, looks
like a great field of herd 's grass but some-
what higher. When ripe the wheat
spears are a golden yellow color, and
the wheat kernels look like those of oats
in our section of the United States.
The grain is now cut by a large ma-
chine drawn by many horses. Besides
cutting the grain it ties, threshes, and
cleans the wheat. It is then bagged and
sent to the gin where it is pulverized
and again cleaned and bagged and dis-
tributed all over the world.
Leroy Weeks '28.
In t'lie bky the sun is shining
Sunbeams sliimnier througii the trees;
Brooks are sparkling, ri%ers running,
There's a drowsy hum of bees.
In the iielcis tlie flowers are blooming,
Buttercups and lilies fair;
Daisies nodding to each other,
Fragrance filling all the air.
In the tree-tops birds are singing,
Music thrilling all who hear;
And the happy songs are bringing
Thoughts of life and Joy and cheer.
Olive Rhoades '28.
Pretty little pansy face
Peeping through the snow;
Little bonnet edged with lace.
Oil ! I love you so.
Little cheery pansy face
Welcom'd by us all:
As you smile beside the l^ase
Of our garden wall.
Vs I watch your sunny grace,
Good resolves I make.
That I'll win with smiling face
The game of gi\ e and take.
Mildred Roberge '28.
"Burgy" High School was forced to
drop soccer this year because of lack of
funds. All enthusiasm was thrown into
basketball. We discovered many new
men among the twenty that turned out,
Grace being the prominent one. He
proved a valuable aid to both teams.
Under our new coach, Mr. Anderson,
we defeated Conway and Charlemont,
while the second team, under Mr. Mer-
ritt, won both of their games.
Smarting from a defeat handed us by
St. Michael's we attacked Ashfield, but
lost by one point. The Alumni had a
strong team and we were swamped by a
Charlemont seconds were lost under
W. H. S. 's strong second team. But the
first team game was a slaughter. The
referee killing "Burgy'' players via the
personal foul route.
At Conway the referee had trouble
with our coach and the next day the
team was without a coach ; but, after
much discussion and worry, Mr. Mer-
ritt kindly consented to help us out. The
teams improved under his guidance and
both Avalked over Smith Academy.
GoodAvin, our outstanding star, again
missed fire, and did not get to Holyoke
and we were badly beaten. Next, South
Deerfield proved too strong for us and
the season ended with a defeat by the
Second Congo of Holyoke.
The second team won half of its
games, while the first team was not so
•lucky. The Seniors claim four of the
regulars, Gray, Goodwin, HoAves and
Sampson, but the prospects for next year
are good as Ave have four good men left.
A musical entertainment giA^en in
April yielded fifty dollars and Avith that
help Ave started baseball Avith Mr. Bauer
We have played fiA-e games, Avinning
one from ConAvay Avith a score 3-2, Avith
GoodAvin and HoAves as a battery and
also as the best hitters.
Practice has been upset by the ap-
proach of Graduation, but Ave haA^e three
games to play and believe Ave shall hare
R. H. Merritt '27.
President, Robert Tetro
Vice-President, Hazel Hathaway
See. & Treas., Hadley Wheeler
The rapid decrease in the size of this
once husky class has caused the unhappy
Juniors no little consternation. AVe
must remember that the Seniors started
their Freshman year witli a goodly
number also. So Juniors beware! The
biggest loss of the year was borne brave-
ly when Grace Nash decided to leave
their benevolent wing for the great un-
known — viz — the world at large.
Hazel Hathaway says she is going to
vote for Andrew Mellon for president.
When asked the reason, she said, "Oh,
just because I like the name Mellon."
Coogan, the boy witli the pompadour,
admits his tastes run more to heroes and
sport clothes. Well, Jack, beware oi
the fickle women. They are not to l)e
taken like medicine after every meal.
Bob Tetro, the young prodigy, has
acquired some of his education (uits'nU^
W. H. S. Our advice is to dro[) the I'cnii-
nine role and turn reformer.
Ruth, Bob's big sister, has the wHuhl
at her feet. We didn't know that slie
could tiy so high. She is a vahi.ihk' ad-
dition to our school chorus.
As for Emrick, it is the school's wisli
that he hurry up and learn to iday
that violin of his. Cheer up, Ronald,
old boy, you've got another year yet to
startle the world. Just get going, that's
Helen Merritt is known to be the best
scholar in the class. She has a reputa-
tion to uphokl and is doing her best to
carry it on. We wish lier all due suc-
It is the wish of the class that Wheeler
continue his practice on the cornet, that
we may use him to advantage next year
in our rapidly improving orchestra.
Packard comes to the fore with the
assertion that clothes make the man.
This seems to solve the school mysterj-
drama as to the reason why he has never
The Fates are laughing at Richard
Merritt for trying to reform the versa-
tile Freshmen. We hate to snicker but
a joke's a joke.
Everj' class has its youngsters and the
Juniors are no excej»tion. With unani-
mous accord they have elected Alice Nash
"class infant. * Hooray! With the same
purpose in mind they have elected
Helen WelLs as the most bashful girl in
And last but not least comes Duplissey
from the 'Wilds' of Cumniington who
holds every one but the Freshmen girls
in contempt. We're all good guesseris.
Does her name begin with R, Freddie,
The Juniors are certainly going to trj-
to hold the Senior seats next year. They
are a fine, clever class, however, for all
we may say of them. Here's hoping
that they achieve the 100% class stand-
ard which the Seniors have not done.
President — Malcolm Foster
Vice-President — Olive Rhoades
Sec. & Treas. Warren McAvoy
This class of '28 has a reputation to
uphold, that of being the noisiest class
in the building, excluding, of course,
the freshmen who never seem to get
the idea that they are not in grammar
school where they can make all the
noise that is possible. The '28'ers
seem to have forgotten that they are
Sophs. Come now, and tone down a
We are very much afraid that Jack
Tuski will break his neck some day rid-
ing on that milk truck the way he does.
Some of the Sophomore girls would
like to know what beauty parlor Henry
Will somebody please tell us why
Roy Weeks insists on tooting his
bugle at such unearthly hours as 8.00
A. M. Cheer up "Squeeks" you'll get
"Bud" Foster is becoming a strong
adherent to the game of baseball. He
is "adhered" to third base. Don't be
afraid of that beautiful "visage" of
yours Bud and go down after the
grounders. They can brush you off
after the game.
Mildred Roberge our "petite enfant"
of the class of '28 seems to find it great
fun to take some of the Grammar
School children out to walk. Keep it
Clara Atherton, although she does
buy her clothes at the doll's store, has
a wicked arm when it comes to playing
baseball. So has her sister Evelyn, who
we think, gets her practice riding in the
We greatly fear that Myrt Bieknell
is going to drop solo work for ensemble
playing. How about it Jackie?
Marjorie Otis has the longest hike of
the class. We don't envy you your
walk, Marjorie, especially after dark.
The class as a whole, especially Paul-
ine Webb, would like to ask Olive how
the front seat of Mac's Ford rides if
they only dared. Why don't you try
the seat yourself, Pauline"?
Betty Pennington belongs in Henry
Drake 's class when it conies to the
beautiful marcels. Why can't we all
belong to that class?
"Pete" Frenier is awarded the title
of General Mischief Maker of the class
We all want to ask Frances Lloyd
what all the attraction is on the 2 :45
car, and we would also like to know
whether Clara Ames knows of what the
Haydenville sidewalks are made.
Why is it that Mary Black prefers
one of the Freshmen boys? Can't you
find one your .size, Mary?
Logia Kmit seems to be the only de-
mure miss of the class of '28. Very
good Logy, keep it up !
Fannie Merritt, who came down to
£ee us this year from Chesterfield, is
always wanting to pitch when playing
baseball, as she says she can't play out
field. Will you tell us who couldn't
pla}^ out field?
We would like to know why it is that
John Stanton is always late on Mon-
day morning. Perhaps because he
comes from Chesterfield.
President — James Coogan
Vice-President — Walter Kulasli
Sec. & Treas. — Davis Snow
What Might Be— But Isn't
Barbara, light as thistle down.
Seeing Coogan with a frown ;
"Babe" Grace \^ithout a home run
Snow in class without some fun ;
Arlene and Rena without beaux,
Mari without spotless clothes;
Cars with Alice and Jane aboard —
Instead they're riding in a Ford;
Kulash without 'Journals' and 'Posts'
Going out to *■ weenie" roasts;
Elouise winning a race ;
Doroth}" missing first base ;
Hoxio hurrying to his Avork ;
Witherell not playing shirk ;
Thayer sweet as his maple trees ;
Waller getting less than B's.
Class of 1925
Glenn Adams : Westinghouse Radio
Ruth Atherton : At home.
Alvan Barrus : Mt. Hermon School,
Edwin Breckenridge : Northeastern
Elizabeth Burke : Northampton Com-
Mrs. Carrol Clark Tower : At home.
Darby Cook : Williston Academy.
Gertrude Dobbs : Northampton Com-
Edward Foster: Northampton High
Hazel Holden : Northampton Commer-
David Hoxie : Atlantic Union College,
South Lancaster, Mass.
Margaret Kempkes : At home.
Frederick La Valley : Northeastern Uni-
W. Bruce Nash : Apprentice Carpenter.
Robert Nash : Studying Music.
Elizabeth O'Neil: Westtield Normal.
Wilbur Purrington : Williston Academy.
Robert Smiley : Northampton Commer-
Mary Wells : Northampton Commercial
Richard Breckenridge '24: Wentworth
Mary Burke '24: Westfield Normal.
Lyndal Cranson '23 : North Adams
Millie Dansereau '24: North Adams
Ruth Nutting '21 : Columbia University.
Wenonah Webb '24: North Adams
Flora Mamvell '24: Beloit College,
Francis Manwell '24 : Amherst College.
Marion Graham '23 : First National
Edward Schuler '24: International Sil-
ver Co., Florence.
Margaret Trainor '24 : Teacher, Orange,
Ruth Waite '24: Haydenville Brass
Charles Watling '24: H. L. Handy Co.,
Carrol Clark '25 to
Harry Tower of Leeds.
Gertrude Goodwin '22 to
Clinton T. Bates of Worthington.
Frederick Healey '19 to
Myrtle Clark of Chesterfield.
Rozella Ice '17 to
Harry Rhoades of Williamsburg.
Minnie Stetson '23 to
Ralph Ledue '19 of Chesterfield.
Born to Mrs. Mildred Atherton Nye '22
a boy, Merton Eugene, Feb. 16, '26.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. (Esther Purring-
ton '15) Chester Jorgensen '15, a
boy, Chester Neil, Nov. 30, '25.
Born to Mrs. Edith Nichols Stiles '22,
a girl, Lois Ruth, March 3, '26.
Born to Mrs. Mildred Wells Munson
'18, a boy, Frank, Dec. 10, '25.
President — Ruth Tetro
Viee-Pres. — Richard ]\Ianwell
See. & Treas. — Elizabeth Kempkes
The Debating Society has. this year,
succeeded in haA-ing debates enough to
enable them to compete for the Alumni
Prize of five dollars which was award-
ed to Hazel Hathaway.
The first debate was: "Resolved.
that a National Department of Avia-
tion with its chief in the President's
Cabinet is a Necessity." Those on the
affirmative were : Richard Man well.
Grace Nash and Richard ^Merritt. Those
on the negative were : Ruth Tatro. Mil-
ton HoAves and Marguerite Fornier.
The affirmative Avon. Grace Nash re-
ceiA'ing first honor and Ruth Tetro sec-
The second debate Avas: ""Resolved
that Immigration to the United States
should be Restricted for a Period of
Ten Years." Those on the aft'irmative
were : Helen Merritt. Barry Gray and
Hazel Hathaway. Those on the nega-
tive Avere : Robert Tetro. Fred Duplis-
sey and Elizabeth Kempkes. Hazel
Hathaway Avas aAvarded first honor
and Barry Gray second.
The question of the final or prize de-
bate Avas: "'Resoh-ed. that Moving Pic-
tures as noAv presented are Beneficial
to the American Public." This Avas
Avon by the negatiA-e. Hazel HathaAvay
receiA'ing the prize and Barry Gray,
During the year there Avere im-
promptu debates and musical pro-
grams Avhich added much to the i?njoy-
ment of the audiences.
The Debating Society has progressed
rapidly this year and Ave Avish them
luck in The future.
Over the Hills
Over the hills and far away,
I A\ander gay and free;
From early morn to tlie close of day.
I Avalk o'er heather and lea.
But if it rains in the early morn,
I gather my rod and line.
And wander off through the fields of corn,
To the pool beneath the pine.
-Alvstic Bicknell '28.
z / ^ y ^ y ^y -^ / / .^ ~> ^ ^ y 7-^^-7-// ,
Problem in Civics : To find out what
income is necessary for a family of five.
Fannie : " I 've inquired and inquired
and nobody gives me any encourage-
Mr. B : " What are you chewing % ' '
Duplissey :' ' Nothing.
Mr. B: "Take it out, then."
Muff: "I saw you in church last Sun-
Buff: "I didn't notice you."
Muff: "I suppose not. You see, I took
the collection.' Ex.
Sampson : Is the door to the labora-
Mr. Bauer: "No, it's open."
Mr. — (discussing a certain trial
for an automobile license) :
All I had to do was to drive around
Ma. — : You didn't have to go to
'Hamp to do that. You could use your
Latin is a dead language,
It's as dead as it can be;
It killed the ancient Romans,
And now it's killing me.
^iss M. : Where are the Atlas Mts.?
Utley: In Europe.
Miss M. : No, south of Europe.
Utley : Oh, Spain !
Father : Why are you always at the
foot of the class?
Son : So I may pursue my studies.
Miss M. (exasperated) : Take the
front seat, Packard.
L. P.: But I can't see the girls from
Mr. B. : Can you give me the rela-
tion of the sides of a regular polygon.
Pupil: Your sides are equal.
In Civics class Mrs. Warner asked
for an example of raw material turned
into finished product in the home as a
workshop. The astonishing ansAver
Dave Snow, who had just answered
a question correctly, sighed and
scratched his head.
Miss D.: Why. what's the matter?
Dave: Well, I've made so many
foolish answers, it's a w^onder that
The music teacher, leaving her class,
happened to drop her pitch-pipe. A
small boy cried : Oh. teacher, you lost
]\Irs. W. : What do you want to do.
Dave S. : I'd like to be a sailor only
I don't want to scrub the decks.
H. M. : What are '"heebie-geebies"?
M. B. : Oh, just the "Avillies. '"
H. M. : Oh I thought it was something
that horses have.
Miss M. : John, recite.
John Hoxie : I 'm excused.
Miss M. : Oh no — I said to make it
np at recess.
John H. : Well, it ain't recess yet so
Miss M. : Where's New York City?
E. Thayer : Opposite us.
Miss M. : Then you mean on the oth-
er side of the world?
Miss M. : What *s the largest river in
J. Hoxie : The Potomac.
Have an accident?
No, thanks, just had one.
We have hopes that one of our Soph-
omores will be a dressmaker as she
seems to prefer the company of the
Miss Dunphy: Try that Avord.
Barbara B. : There's too many i's in
Miss Dunphy : You should be able to
see it more easilv.
Miss Merrifield: Stop your whispei'-
M. Black: I wasn't whispering. I
onlv asked for something.
We would like to see:
Dick Bissell groAV up.
An A in Latin Class once a year.
Barbara Bisbee thin.
Alice Nash without M. A. C. souvenirs.
Olive Rhoades without a marcel.
Glenn Shaw back at old W. H. S.
Dick Manwell get to school on time.
Mac not so free with his pennies.
One of Bud Foster's "excited ships."
Ralph, with the air of the man-in-a-
hurry. asked, "What new records have
you ? ' ' With nonehalence she replies :
" 'Smiles' for a half a dollar, 'Kisses'
for a dollar, and for a dollar and a half
— "You'd be surprised'!"
H. S. PACKARD
HARDWARE AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Chilson s Aufo Top Shop
We make automobile tops, curtains,
slip covers, body linings and cushions.
We specialize on windshield and door
glass, automobile carpets and lino-
leums. Prompt service on all work.
Drive right in — Our Shop holds 12
Phone 1822 34 Center St.
CLEAN, WHOLESOME FOOD
Home made pastry Quality Do-Nuts
135 Main Street
Burke & Burdeau
F. La VALLEY
W. F. TETRO
R^ J* Richards
^^ Distinctive Jeweler "^
217 MAIN STREET
"THE TIRE MAN"
TIRES, VULCANIZING, GASOLINE AND OIL
Hebert Radiator Works
Radiators Repaired, Recored, Rebuilt
Bodies, Fenders, Repairing, Welding
66 KING STREET NORTHAMPTON, MASS.
We do first class steam and dry cleaning
Pressing and repairing, our specialty
The Highland House
J. W. Moran
"THE FEED WITHOUT
A. L, HIGGINS
Phone 55-5 Williamsburo-
MEATS AND GROCERIES
T. P. LARKIN
Public Liability Insurance
IN CASE OF AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT, ENTRUST THE
CARE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF SETTLEMENT TO A
GOOD INSURANCE COMPANY. FOR A SMALL YEAR-
LY PREMIUM WE CAN SAVE YOU A POSSIBLE
HEAVY FINANCIAL LOSS.
W. M. PURRINGTON
General Insurance Agent
Authorized Ford Sales and Service
Let Daniel Outfit You for Graduation
'' Your Outfit will be CorreEi but ?iot Expensive''
NORTHAMPTON, ' MASS.
A. McCALLUM & CO.
If you are planning your future, open a savings account in this
Mutual Savings Bank where deposits begin to draw interest month-
ly. Investigate Savings Bank Life Insurance. Low cost. High re-
turns. Give us the opportunity to explain it to you.
NORTHAMPTON INSTITUTION FOR SAVINGS
E. V. DUNPHY
P. J. Murphy
TINNING AND PLUMBING
Frank A. Brandle
W. J. Tremblay
The Reliable Druggist
0pp. Academy of Music
131 Main St,, Florence, Mass.
WM. J, SHEEHAN & CO.
The Haydenville Button Co.
The Haydenville House
A good Hotel for you to recommend
C. H. Wheeler, M. D.
to your friends
Special Sunday Dinners
PRINTING AND DEVELOPING
24 Hour Service
E. H. Blake
Haydenville ' Mass.
C. H. GOULD
Nonotuck Savings Bank
MERRITT CLARK & CO.
CLOTHIERS, FURNISHERS, HATTERS
144 MAIN STREET NORTHAMPTON. MASS.
E. J. Gare & Son
I R LAMHIK
112 Main Street
Northampton Commercial College
"THE SCHOOL OF THOROUGHNESS"
76 Pleasant Street
KANE & CONNOR
139 MAIN ST.
Mornino' Worship 10.45
Church" School 12.00
Christian Endeavor 7.30
Mid- Week Meeting
Except during Summer Months
PLUMB RUBBER STORE
AN EXCLUSIVE SH(3P FOR
WOMEN AND MISSES
M. L TAYLOR
Shoe & Harness
Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.
25 Main St. Northampton, Mass,
"Not the best because the biggest, the
biggest because the best
Charles A. Bisbee
Tel. Chesterfield 4-2
Homer R. Bisbee
Tel. Chesterfield 4-3
Dealers in all kinds of
GRAIN, FEED, FERTILIZERS, SALT, CEMENT AND
Bird! & Sons, Roofing Papers
International Harvester Co. McCormiek Line Harvester Machinery
ENGINES AND SEPARATORS
The Chicopee Line of Agricultural Tools Oliver Plows and Cultivators
A specialty of High Grade Grass Seed
Get our prices on anything you rieerf before ordering .eUewhene
Storehouses at Williamsburg and Bisbees, Mass.
Tel. Williamsburg 60 Williamsburg, Mass., R. F. D. 1
C. O. Carlson
The Williams House
A Good Place To Eat
H. T. Drake, Prop.
Our modern school systems put a lot
of work upon growing eyes which
puts a strain upon those with defec-
tive vision. Latent defects in the eyes
of children should be carefuly looked
A little foresight now may keep them
from wearing glasses later and will
help them in their studies.
Let us examine their eyes
0. T. DEWHURST
201 Main St.
TAYLOR & MELLEN
Interior and Exterior Finish
DIMENSION LUMBER AND FRAMING
Mrs. Clayton Rhoades
SINGLE COMB RHODE ISLAND
Q. H. Buckman, Prop.
Bred to win, lay and pay
John H. Graham
R. A. WARNER
COAL AND ICE
Fresh Milk and Cream
P. H. McAVOY
THE CLARY FARM
Silas Snow, Proprietor
"Apples you can eat in the dark"
Radio Repairing & Accessories
Williamsburg. Mass. Tel. 33-3
T. M. WELLS
C. F. JENKINS
STATIONERY, MEDICINES, GREETING CARDS AND
Try our new No-Nox Motor Fuel
J. G.Hayes, M.I).
A. J. Polmatier &- Son
MEAT, GROCERIES, FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Maple Crest Stock Farm
SWINE MILK AND HOT-HOUSE LAMBS
Williamsburg, Mass. Sereno S. Clark, Prop.
South Bend Orchards
R. I. R. POULTRY
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Delivered or at the farm
RETAIL MILK & CREAM
FRUIT, Vegetables, TOBACCO
E. R. Sylvester
S. ELLIS CLARK, Prop.
118 Main Street
Piercers Paint Store
186 Main St.— Tel. 1207
The "E & J" Cigar Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF CIGARS
^'E. & J's" and Fenbros
WHOLESALERS OF CIGARS, CIGARETTES, TOBACCO
23 Main St.
J. A. SULLIVAN & CO.
Dealers in Hardware, Houseware, Farm Machinery,
Radio, Sporting Goods, Roofing, Paint,
The Class of 1926
Baseball and Tennis Goods
Spalding & Draper — Maynard
T. A. PURSEGLOVE
COBURN & GRAVES
Opposite Court House
ws^^^^minmi . uf
BRIDGMAN & LYMAN
BOOKS AND STATIONERY
108 Main Street
J. J. Moriarty
W. L CHILSON
Trunks, Bags, and Leather Goods
Mittens & Gloves
Twenty-three years on Main Street,
now in Odd Fellows Building
28 Center Street
A. H. RHODES
Goshen-.Di4/Lr EXPRESS-^ ovthampton
hiocal and Long Distance Moving
TEL— WILLIAMSBUEG— 18-15